The prime purpose of being four is to enjoy being four - of secondary importance is to prepare for being five
- Jim Trelease

Event details

27 April 2019

09:00 - 13:00

Green Point Park

The Healing Heart Foundation

Sisanda Volunteers

Hippity HoP in the Park!

"Hippity HoP" FunDAY!
-------------------------------in Green Point Park!

Listen up Sisanda volunteers, the Easter Bunny has let us know that Green Point Park is the place to be on the 27th of April. We would like to invite you to join us and 50 wonderful children (ages 4-6) from Vrygrond on an EGG-citing Funday out in the park.

Not only will there be an EGG-stravagant Easter Egg hunt, but a magician will be performing too. Who knows he might just pull a Easter-bunny out of his hat?

If you feel like joining our EGG-stravaganza sign up as a volunteer!

We are thrilled about our recent collaboration with "The Healing Heart Foundation". One of their programs is the "Little Sunbeams Program".
They nurture and care for children ages 4-12 years. They are driven to confront child deprivation in marginalized communities.
They achieve this through a series of therapeutic intervention programs. Including play therapy which stimulates and develops children's fine motor-skills. Their focus is not only on kids, but also equipping adults with parenting skills.

The "Healing Heart Foundation" has put us in contact with "Come one Come All" (est. 2015) and the "Butterfly Way Educare" (set. 2008) based in Vrygrond. These two Educares will be joining us with their children on the Funday.

Vrygrond is burdened with an alarmingly high rate of unemployment, substance abuse, gangsterism and xenophobia. Both founders, Nikkie and Penny, take in kids whose parents cannot afford to pay fees which include a daily meal. Vrygrond is situated close to Capricorn and Muizenberg.

Some stats about Vrygrond:

70% of children have no access to any Edu-care Facilities, compared to the mean of 42% for the Western Cape in its entirety. The most significant difference, however, is that only 10% of Vrygrond's preschool children attend a registered facility, compared to the provincial average of 44%.